February 2017 Issue ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< Vol. 2 Issue 8
As of sending of this newsletter we are 10 days until the 80th OLC convenes at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon. 
In this issue: Seminars, panel discussions, speakers, hands-on opportunities, social activities, all sizes of equipment, and much, much more await all those who attend.  Easy Quick Links t o the 2018 OLC program schedule of activities can be found on the last page of this newsletter.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
BEHIND THE SCENES
The People Who Pull It All Together 
And Make it Happen!
It doesn't happen without a lot of hard work and effort from a very special group of dedicated individuals. Meet the people behind the scenes who work long hours making sure all the pieces of the puzzle are in place and ready to go by the time the first OLC member walks through the gate. Be sure to say hello to us at the OLC. We really appreciate your participation and your support.
The 2018 OLC Officers, Board of Directors and staff work year round to put together a top-notch program that addresses the latest issues facing the industry. OLC Officers and Directors volunteer countless hours to make this conference happen.
Rikki Wellman 
Conference Manager
Rikki's first day with the OLC was February 12th, 1973. Over the past 46 years she has seen many changes with the OLC as well as the industry. She truly enjoys the industry, the OLC board of directors and what the Oregon Logging Conference stands for. 
Anitra Franco
Hospitality Hostess
Anitra has been involved with the OLC for nearly 20 years. She enjoys meeting everyone each year.
You may recognize her from the Eugene Hilton where she works full time as their Concierge

Sara Tena
Pre-Conference Staff
Sara has been involved with the OLC for over 16 years.  
She has a family cleaning business and looks forward to the time away each year to help before and during the conference.

Scott Harpole
Outside Exhibit Supervisor
Scott started working for the OLC in 2007. He enjoys the challenges each year and looks forward to the continued growth of the show.
Scott takes the week off from his day job, where he is Construction Foreman at Ehlers Construction.

Jennie, Garrett Kleiner and Gunny
Inside Exhibits, Program and Seminars
Jennie and Garrett are our husband and wife team along with the OLC support Staff "Gunny". Combined they have worked the OLC for over 16 years. They look forward to conference each year.
Jennie is the accounting clerk for Stuntzner Engineering & Forestry LLC in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Garrett currently works for Stuntzner Engineering & Forestry, LLC as their Forester in Coos Bay.
Gunny, a 6 year old yellow lab / hound, has been with the OLC for 3 years. He serves as the OLC's support staff. If you see him walking around the show, he would love for you to stop and give him a pat! That's how he gets paid.
Katie Dills 
Conference Assistant
This is Katie's second year as conference assistant, she looks forward to learning more about the Oregon Logging Conference over the next few years.
Mary Bullwinkel
Freelance Public Relations
Mary has 38 years working in media relations and communications and for the past 28 years, has been involved in the timber industry in one way or another. She lives in Fortuna, California, where she stays involved with the Redwood Region Logging Conference (RRLC), where she served as the first and so far the only woman President of RRLC in 1999.

Ryan Kleiner
Inside / Outside Exhibits
Ryan started working for the OLC in 2004 while attending OSU and studying in fisheries and wildlife.  
He currently works as a forester and CFO for Western Timber Services, Inc. and Humboldt Engineering in Arcata, California.

Kevin Fogarty
Inside Exhibits
Kevin's the new guy, this will be his first year with the OLC. Kevin graduated from Shasta College in Redding, CA. He is a Captain at Redding Fire Department and also teaches fire academy at Shasta College.

Conference Registration Crew
You will see other smiling faces when you stop by the OLC registration desk in the main Exhibit Hall to pickup your registration packet. The ladies are eager to answer any questions you may have.

OLC Logo Shop - Stop by the Logo Shop near the registration desk and pick up your OLC logo gear; hats, sweatshirt, tee shirt, fleece jackets and more.
Restoring the History
Several antique logging trucks will be on display at the Oregon Logging Conference. Take a step back in time and reminisce with the owners of these trucks about logging in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
 
The 1966 wide-nose Kenworth to be on display at the Oregon Logging Conference was purchased by Al Larion a local log hauler for many years. This 1966 Kenworth was the first such truck in the Eugene area and was purchased by Larion from Robert’s Motors. Robert’s Motors salesman Neil Cameron met at Larion’s house and ordered the truck, while sitting at the kitchen table.
 
The truck was built to Larion’s specifications, including a 335 Cummins engine. Larion paid $36,000 for the Kenworth in 1966.
 
Back in the day Larion ran 35 trucks and had his own maintenance shop. Most of his log hauling was within a 100 mile radius of Eugene. Whenever he purchased a new truck, he did his own installation of bunks, trailers, etc. Eventually Larion sold seven of his logging trucks, which were modified into dump trucks.

George VanDyke Trucking in Tangent, Oregon bought and restored the wide nose Kenworth.
 
The David Hull Family will most likely have three logging trucks on display from a collection that was begun several decades ago.
 
The 1941 Mack FP was purchased by David Hull’s father Homer Hull and was used to haul logs from his timber lands to local sawmills. The Mack FP was a chain drive single axel truck, which over the years had so many parts added to it that the crew started referring to it as “Christine.” This old truck was retired in 1968 and was restored from 1989 to 2000.
 
The 1955 Ford F-800 dump truck was purchased brand new by Thompson Timber Inc., of Philomath, OR. Over the year this was both a logging truck and dump truck, and it finished its career as a water truck. This truck was also on display last year at OLC.
 
The 1958 Kenworth was the truck David Hull used to haul his first solo load of logs in 1972. Four generations of the Hull family have been affiliated with this truck. It was also the first tuck used when Hull’s sons Cody and Casey soloed with their first load of logs in the early 1990s. This Kenworth was the first truck in the Hull family collection.
1966 Wide-Nose Kenworth restored by current owner George VanDyke Trucking
Inside the Cab of the 1966 Kenworth
1941 Mack FB with Homer Hull at Dump ca 1942
1941 Mack FP with Homer Hull and Crew ca 1941-1942
Restored 1941 Mack FP "Christine" Hauling Logs
David Hull's First Truck
A 1958 Kenworth
Mack trucks: 1941 FP, 1947 LJ, 1951 LF
David Hull's Antique
Logging Truck Collection

  REGISTER NOW!
FOR THE 80TH
OREGON
LOGGING CONFERENCE

For less than $100, you can register and be a part of the 80th OLC (Logging, Construction, Trucking and Heavy Equipment Expo). Here's what is included in the $95 registration fee:
  • Wednesday pre-registration meet & greet at the Eugene Hilton
  • Thursday opening breakfast, meetings and social networking at the well-known OLC Sawdust Bowl.
  • Friday breakfast, meetings, break-out seminar sessions, and social networking at the well-known OLC Sawdust bowl.
  • An opportunity to sign-up to compete in the 9th Annual Log Loader Competition.
  • The largest logging equipment show west of the Mississippi with millions of dollars of equipment on display
  • Attend meetings and earn Pro Logger credits.
Drones, New Technology, Commerical Thinning, Cross Laminated Timber, Winch Assist
Seminars Topics Scheduled
Thursday Afternoon a seminar titled Better Ideas / New Technology will explore SmartFlow - New Crane Control Technology , T echnology in Yarder Based Mechanical Harvesting , Technology Integration in Product Design of Forest Equipment and Drones for Assistance in Cable Logging Operation s. This panel discussion will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on February 22nd.

Friday Morning,  there will be both Oregon and Washington Forest Practices seminars.  The 3-hour Oregon Forest Practices seminar will start at 8:30 a.m. and will focus on How the Forest Practices Act Changes, Updated: ODF on Steeep Slope Logging, Adaptive Management Relected in New Rule CHanges, Agency Overview of the New Samon, Steehead and BullTrout Rules, Best Management Practices for FPA Low Compliance Areas, Aerial Spraying: Local Politics Driving Statewide Policies and ODF's Fire Severity Aircraft Program .

The 2-hour Washington Forest Practices seminar also starts at 8:30 a.m. and will include topics such as Policy Challenges and What That Means to You, Logging in the Black - Post Burn and Challenges of Permitting and Logging in the Black - Post Fire Salvage .

Friday Morning:
Oregon Forest Practices (8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.)
Business Seminar 1 (10a.m. to 11a.m.) Mass Timber, Revisit CLT

Friday Afternoon:
Business Seminar 2 (1p.m. to 2p.m.) Rebranding an Industry
Business Seminar 3 (3p.m. to 4p.m.) Finding Your Next Foreman

Commercial Thinning Seminar (1:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.)

Hands on Seminar 1 (Thursday 11a.m. to 12p.m.) Log Roll Out – Log Defects and the Results in Products
Hands on Seminar 2 (Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Evergreen and Growing – Freightliner Vocational Trucks and how emission requirements have changed the product
Hands on Seminar 3 ( Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Logging and Cutting with Winch Assist and Tether Systems – Safety and Site Selection.

A complete list of speakers, their background, and topics they will address is on the Oregon Logging Conference website.  Click here to view .
Environmental Activism Returns with Force to Oregon’s Timber Communities
Article submitted by Oregon Forest Resources Council

For years anti forestry extremists, having successfully crushed the federal timber sale program (and 50,000 Oregon jobs) have been looking for other ways to target the timber industry. Their most fervent attacks have been squarely aimed at our ability to plant and grow trees. While their topic de jour may have changed from the Northern Spotted Owl to the Marbled Murrelet and aerial spray bans, their underlying cause, to bring our industry to its knees, remains the same. Just as the debate over the Northern Spotted Owl was bigger than the owl, today’s rift isn’t really about herbicides
Herbicides are a critical tool for sustainable forestry. Minimally used only two-to-four times in the first few years of a 40-60 year growing cycle to guarantee newly planted trees are able to grow freely, the careful use of herbicides to protect young trees enables successful regrowth of new forests and ensures Oregon wood products remain a sustainable, renewable resource. Oregon forest landowners already meet some of the strictest environmental standards in the world, and Oregon state law strictly regulates and monitors herbicide applications. It’s already illegal to spray near water, schools or residential areas, or to allow any application to drift. Timber is one of the most highly regulated industries in the state and as a result, actively managed forests are responsible for the best water quality in state, providing clean air, recreation opportunities, abundant wildlife habitat and the only major renewable building material in existence. 

Nonetheless, the industry acknowledged public concern around herbicide use and in 2015, agreed to and helped pass increased protections around schools and homes and increased funding for enforcement of the existing strict rules. Of course, for extremists, that wasn’t enough. In the end, the target isn’t really herbicides, it’s to put us out of business.

Having been unable to accomplish their task at the legislature, activists have pivoted to county-by-county ballot initiative s to accomplish their purpose. Today these groups have proposed a new ballot initiative in Lane County that would ban aerial application of herbicides on all farms and forests. While the proposed measures are illegal under state law these activists don’t seem to care.

The strategy of anti-forestry folks is the same that it has been for years. Put plainly, they won’t be satisfied until our chainsaws are permanently idled and our communities are jobless. Our industry must remain vigilant against these attacks and united in our resolve to protect the sound practice of forestry from seedling to sawmill.

Fortunately, there are a lot of us, and we’re determined not to let history repeat itself. As the original environmentalists – the ones working the land and keeping Oregon’s forests healthy - it’s time we stood proudly up and defend what we know is an ethical lifestyle and livelihood. Visit us at booth number 171 in the Exhibit Hall and learn more about how you can get involved .
Click on logo below to download the 2018-2019 Scholarship Application
 Auction Proceeds Support Scholarship and Educational Activities
Thanks to the generous support from the 2017 OLC Foundation auction, more than a dozen college students received scholarships to further their educational pursuits.

Join us this year for the OLC Foundation auction be held Thursday (February 22nd) and Friday (February 23rd), starting at 8 a.m., in the Wheeler Pavilion during the opening session breakfasts both days. Auctioneer will be Jaime Yraguen of Basco Logging Co. Your generosity this year at the OLC Foundation auction will help shape the lives of many students who will be the up and coming leaders of our industry.
Hot item on Friday, Feb. 23rd, Quadco 24B360VI High Speed Sawhead , with a reserve bid. The sawhead will be displayed in Quadco’s booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Click here to download a complete list of items that will be available at the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Auction. As the OLCF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization,Tax ID # 45-5045072, all donations and purchases are tax deductible.
Sweet Tooth? This is an Event You Won't Want to Miss... And it's for a Great Cause!
Oregon Logging Conference First Lady Donna Kriege invites you to join her at the 1 5th Annual Desserts for Dreams charity event, Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Eugene Hilton in the new remodeled 12th floor Vista Ballroom. The 2018 event will include a light lunch to go along with the delicious desserts from many bakeries in the Eugene and Springfield areas.

Enjoy desserts and salads from the Valley River Inn / SweetWaters , Olive Garden , Original Roadhouse , Oregon Electric Station , Coburg Pizza Eugene Hilton , Cornucopia , Cafe’ Soriah , McGrath’s Fish House , Steelhead Brewery , Ambrosia Restaurant Excelsior Inn , PF Changs , Sixth Street Grill , Hole In The Wall , BJ's restaurant & Brewhouse , Dickie Yo's , Mucho Gusto Mexican Kitchen , Billy Macs Grill , Red Robin, Red Lobster, Bill and Tims, Noisette Pastry Kitchen, B2, Granny Faye's Bakery, Campbell House, Sugar Vibe Donuts and many more.

NEW this year the OLC offer a shuttle van to run from the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds to the Eugene Hilton where Desserts for Dreams will take place. This will provide transportation for anyone who is at the Fairgrounds and want to attend the event. The shuttle will run between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and then return to the Fairgrounds from the Eugene Hilton at 3 p.m. when Desserts for Dreams concludes. Shuttle pick up and return at the fairgrounds will be the front entrance at Monroe and 13th avenue.

Tickets for this event are $30.00 and include a light lunch, desserts, wine, champagne, and an alcohol free beverage choice, which will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds go to the charity of choice of the OLC First Lady, and this year Donna has selected the St. Charles Hospice. 100% of the funds from Desserts for Dreams will go to support this wonderful organization. For more information, click here to visit St. Charles Hospice website.
A special thank you to the wonderful restaurants, bakeries and the Eugene Hilton. For information on how to purchase tickets please call 541.686.9191.
Check Your Mail Box For The Official Show Guide
The official Show Guide for the Oregon Logging Conference will serve as your go-to source for anything and everything that is happening in conjunction at the show. Click on the magazine cover below to download a condensed copy of the show guide.
Plenty to See and Do at OLC
Make the most of your visit to the Oregon Logging Conference. Download the program scheduled ( click here ) today and look it over, then highlight the panels and seminars that peak your interest. Take note in the times and you’ll be able to plan ahead to see and do as much as possible at the OLC.
 
The best of the best will be on display and there are many activities planned, all in one location. This opportunity comes along just once a year and this is it!
 
Click on the images and logos below to learn more.
9th Annual Log Loader Competition
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2017 Operators of the Year:
Helping People
and Protecting Natural Resources

Four companies are being honored by the Oregon Board of Forestry; three are Operators of the Year, and one is receiving a Merit Award.
 
The 2017 Operator of the Year winners are Lane Parry Forestry Consulting of Baker City, Denali Logging of Coos Bay, and Morisse Logging of Astoria, and receiving the Merit Award is Zuber & Sons Logging of Gold Beach. The Companies were selected in recognition of forestry work that meets and in most cases exceeds the requirements of the Forest Practices Act. 
 
“These operators set the example,” said Board of Forestry Private Forests Division Chief Lena Tucker. “They show how operators can both manage forests and protect natural resources (and) we’re pleased to honor their exemplary work.”
 
Lane Parry Forestry Consulting Inc. will receive the 2017 Eastern Oregon Operator of the Year award for helping landowners after the 2015 wildfires. Lane’s tam worked with 14 landowners in Baker County and multiple operators to perform salvage harvests. His leadership ensured both successful harvesting and replanting. (Video: https://www.youtu.be/p_akKepy_Kw )
 
Denali Logging Inc. earned the 2017 Southwest Oregon Operator of the Year award for its diligent planning and harvest. While doing forestry work, Denali Logging protected stream, stream buffers, and fish habitat, and also reduced impacts to the public. Their careful planning included listening to and working with neighbors. Throughout the harvest Denali Logging kept the electricity on and the roads open to meet the neighbors’ needs. (Video: https//www.youtu.be/U723vLHHOSw )
 
Morisse Logging Inc. earned the 2017 Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year award for protecting streams and improving fish habitat. Morisse Logging’s extra efforts included coordinating work to improve safety along Highway 26 during and after harvest. His team also brought civic groups to the harvest site to share about forestry and stream improvements. (Video: https//www.youtu.be/WDgLuMBh2Bk )
 
Zuber & Sons Logging LLC earned a Merit Award for protecting water quality and streamside buffers.
 
In addition to receiving their awards at the Oregon Board of Forestry’s March 7 special meeting, the logging companies will be recognized at the Oregon Logging Conference (1:30 p.m. on February 22, 2018 in the wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds), as well as by the Associated Oregon Loggers and Oregon Small woodland Association.

Oregon Women in Timber Auction
Dedicated to Jane Newton
The Oregon Women in Timber (OWIT) Dinner and Auction will take place on the same night as the Oregon Logging Conference meet and greet, on Wednesday, February 21 st , at the Eugene Hilton. OWIT’s event this year will be dedicated to one of the organization’s founding members, Jane Newton, who passed away in November of last year. Newton’s vision for OWIT and the progress that has been made from her efforts over the last 40 years will be shared at this event.
The organization would like to thank the NW Ford Dealers Advertising Association for a $5,000 donation, which is making possible some fantastic live auction items. A sample of the auction items include a five-day trophy whitetail deer hunt in Saskatchewan Canada, donated by Hartland Whitetails, a “Ride Away with Me” Brasada Ranch package in Powell Butte, OR, donated by KPD Insurance, a Yeti Tundra 45 package, donated by Dean Rowan, Inc., courtside tickets to the Trailblazers/Pistons March 17, 2018 game, donated by Joel Olson Trucking, two separate exclusive hospitality Bi-Mart Country Music Festival packages, and a southern Oregon getaway to honor the late Past Oregon Logging Conference President Ken Wienke, donated by Boise Cascade, Medford, OR.
Tickets are $60 per person and are still available. Be sure to check the Oregon Women in Timber website and Facebook page for updates.
PUBLISHER / EDITOR / WRITER
Mary Bullwinkel, Freelance
Rikki Wellman, Conference Manager
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